Steven Anthony Anderson, 36, one of the earth's brightest, shining lights, dimmed and died unexpectedly, Monday, June 2, 2003 at his home on Vernon Drive, Charlotte. The son of Blanche G. Callahan of Charlotte and Frank J. Anderson of Jamestown, NC, Steven was born August 12, 1966. He was educated in the Jamestown schools and in 1992 graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he was a charter member of Kappa Alpha and a founding father of local chapter Tau Nu Pi Fraternity.
Steven began his professional career in residential and building design with David Simonini Custom Homes in Charlotte, NC. He aspired to own his own company and realized that dream upon receiving his General Contractor's License on September 20, 1999, and launching Anderson Builders, Inc. As a respected builder, he was an active member within the National Association of HomeBuilders. His reputation for quality and attention to detail quickly built a thriving business, which was something of extreme pride.
Steven will be remembered for his infectious life energy, love of family and friends, contagious laughter, and unquenchable thirst to live every single day to the limit. He viewed the world and every situation as changeable and had only words of praise and encouragement for both strangers and friends alike.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brothers Gus of Charlotte and Frank, his wife Debbie and their daughter Kate of Jamestown, NC; aunts, Mrs. Al (Jo) Allen of Titusville, FL, Mrs. Shirley Vincent Siravo of Wakefield, RI, Mrs. Barbara Hoffman of Hillsborough, NC, Mrs. Lois Bergman of Warwick, RI, Mrs. Francis Virginia Impalazzo of Peacedale, RI; family friend, Bud Frosh of Jamestown, NC; and his beloved friend, Kristi Laws of Charlotte, NC.
His family takes solace at this time in the fact that he was a most kind, thoughtful, and very precious son, brother, and friend.
Honorary Pallbearers are all of his friends whom he loved dearly and are too numerous to list.
A service will be held at the Belk Chapel at Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Avenue, Friday, June 6, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation with family and friends will take place after the service at The Sunset Club on South Boulevard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Steven Anderson Memorial Fund in care of Blanche Callahan, Scottish Bank, 1057 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel.
Weddington/Matthews Chapel - Matthews
3700 Forest Lawn Drive Matthews, NC 28104
Published in Charlotte Observer on June 5, 2003